Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 45:55 | 540 mb
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With a whimsical grin and a contagious beat, the Horne Electric Band brings horn driven electro-funk to the stage. On the cusp of their debut record, the HEB has long tantalized audiences with dozens of shows in New York. They've been featured on BRIC TV and at Blue Note NYC among other places, and can be caught out after curfew regularly at The 55 Bar in the West Village. With vigorous trumpet sparkles, luscious saxophone dances and otherworldly electronic adventures over potent grooves, the groups' spirit and energy is nothing short of infectious.

Felix Zurstrassen, Antoine Pierre, Nelson Veras, Ben Van Gelder - Nova (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Felix Zurstrassen, Antoine Pierre, Nelson Veras, Ben Van Gelder - Nova (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Felix Zurstrassen, Antoine Pierre, Nelson Veras, Ben Van Gelder - Nova (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 50:28 | 596 mb
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The Félix Zurstrassen Quartet brings together the brilliantly rhythmic Zurstrassen / Pierre (BEL) and the incomparable Nelson Veras (BRA) on the acoustic guitar and the prodigious Ben van Gelder (NLD) on alto saxophone. This high-flying quartet is presenting its new album NOVA, which is at the crossroads of modern and contemporary jazz. While the melodic and harmonic universe of Félix Zurstrassen’s compositions is inspired by musicians such as Brad Mehldau and Pat Metheny, the (poly-) rhythmic universe is influenced by the conceptual music of Steve Coleman and Aka Moon. This sophisticated, contemporary music really focuses on the acoustic sounds of the instruments.

Hanter Dro - Death by Algorithm (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Hanter Dro - Death by Algorithm (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hanter Dro - Death by Algorithm (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 38:20 | 823 mb
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Originating from Lucerne, Switzerland, Hanter Dro is an up and coming quartet whose vigorous post hardcore sound comes akin to the engaging experimental approach of Touché Amoré and La Dispute, juxtaposing hardcore heaviness with ambiance and atmospherics. Death by Algorithm will be the band's sophomore full length, scheduled to come out January 17th, 2020 through Little Jig Records.

Theatrum Affectuum - Nicola Matteis: Most ravishing things (Music from the Books of Ayres) (2020) [24/96]

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Theatrum Affectuum - Nicola Matteis: Most ravishing things (Music from the Books of Ayres) (2020) [24/96]

Theatrum Affectuum - Nicola Matteis: Most ravishing things (Music from the Books of Ayres) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:13:45 | 1.54 Gb
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An Italian in 17th-century London: For London's musical life, which was informed by the middle classes, Matteis wrote diverse works incorporating influences from Italy, France, and England. The ensemble “Theatrum affectuum” presents the largely short pieces from Matteis's “Books of Ayres” as a sparkling, multifaceted cosmos: virtuoso and intimate, bawdy and elegant, intellectual and down-to-earth, rip-snorting and mellifluous…

Elodie Vignon - D'ombres (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Elodie Vignon - D'ombres (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elodie Vignon - D'ombres (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 56:25 | 969 mb
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D'ombres… This program is a continuation of the first disc dedicated to Debussy's Études (CYP1678). This recording revealed pianist Elodie Vignon to the public.

Akhtamar Quartet - Légende Arménienne (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Akhtamar Quartet - Légende Arménienne (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akhtamar Quartet - Légende Arménienne (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 54:53 | 986 mb
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The miniatures of Komitas have the merit of being able to condense in a few minutes all aspects of Armenian musical culture. Each of them is an invitation to travel, allowing us to discover the soul of a country through its music, both joyful and nostalgic. Thanks to his arrangements for string quartet,Serguey Aslamazyan gives these miniatures their nobility and amplifies their emotional impact without distorting the message they convey. This message of peace and hope is also the one that Eugenie Alecian wishes to transmit to us with Un quatuor armenien, a powerful work narrating a country that never stops dancing and singing despite the intense pain…

Martin L. Gore - Counterfeit E.P. (EP) (24-bit/96kHz) (1989) {Mute}

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Martin L. Gore - Counterfeit E.P. (EP) (24-bit/96kHz) (1989) {Mute}

Martin L. Gore - Counterfeit E.P. (EP) (24-bit/96kHz) (1989) {Mute}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 469 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 55 mb
Genre: synth pop

Counterfeit E.P. is the 1989 EP by Depeche Mode member and songwriter Martin L. Gore. This is a vinyl rip recorded in hi-res at 24-bit/96kHz. This was released by Mute Records.

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

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Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 3:50:22 | 2.37 Gb
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The American mezzo sings the title role of the scheming Roman matriarch in a starrily-cast recording of Handel's early opera with Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

Dirk Maassen - Ocean (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Dirk Maassen - Ocean (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dirk Maassen - Ocean (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 48:18 | 906 mb
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Vom Ursprung und dem Ziel des Lebens, der Inspiration und Musik: Für sein Sony Classical-Debütalbum Ocean hat sich Pianist, Komponist und Internetphänomen Dirk Maassen von der Weite des Ozeans inspirieren lassen und Piano-Meditationen über den Ursprung und die Ziele des Lebens geschrieben. In einer Kirche in Herzogenrath erlebte der heute 49-jährige Elektroingenieur Dirk Maassen als Kind zum ersten Mal den Klang einer Orgel. Es war der Beginn einer lebenslangen Liebe zur Musik. Maassen lernte Klavier und Orgel zu spielen und komponiert und spielt seitdem Musik für sich und sein kleines musikalisches Tagebuch: "Alles, was mich beschäftigt, bewegt und beeindruckt, das gieße ich in Musik. Das können Naturereignisse sein oder auch zwischenmenschliche Dinge. Wenn ich am Klavier sitze, trete ich ein in einen Dialog mit mir selbst", erklärt er. Ein Gefühl wie am Ozean: "Du kommst runter, findest zu dir und kannst die ganze Ablenkung des Alltags hinter dir lassen. Das Wissen, dass wir Menschen dem Ozean entstammen, führt bei mir zudem zu einer großen Verbundenheit, zu einem ähnlichen Gefühl wie damals in der Kirche." In seinem Alltag leitet Maassen den Entwicklungsbereich eines Software-Unternehmens in Ulm. Nicht im Traum hätte er daran gedacht, eine Karriere als Musiker zu starten.

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 6 (2017) [24/96]

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Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 6 (2017) [24/96]

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 'Pathetique', Symphony No.4, Symphony No.3 'Polish' (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 2:09:40 | 2.32 Gb
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Petrenko’s Tchaikovsky promises to be one of the most important orchestral releases of 2017. Universal praise from reviewers for the first volume of Symphonies 1, 2 and 5 bodes well for this eagerly-awaited release: Gramophone gave Volume One an Editor’s choice and it reigned as a top 10 UK Classical chart title for 7 weeks in 2016.

Sviatoslav Richter - Sviatoslav Richter Recital - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26 1960 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Sviatoslav Richter - Sviatoslav Richter Recital -  Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26 1960 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Sviatoslav Richter - Sviatoslav Richter Recital - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26 1960 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 1:39:02 | 991 mb
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Sviatoslav Richters first North American tour in 1960 solidified his international standing as one of the 20th centurys most exciting, provocative and original Russian pianists. His Carnegie Hall debut consisted of five sold-out recitals within twelve days in October, with two recitals added in December. The complete recordings from these concerts - previously only available in two separate editions Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection and Great Moments at Carnegie Hall - are gathered together for the first time in one collection of thirteen CDs in a slipcase box including a booklet with archival photos and a new essay by Carnegie Hall archivist Gino Francesconi.

Paul Kletzki - Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 (1954/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Paul Kletzki - Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 (1954/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Paul Kletzki - Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 (1954/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 29:18 | 322 mb
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Polish conductor and composer Paul Kletzki leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in this rousing legacy rendition of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. The piece was composed in 1880 and is written in standard 4-part Serenade form, with fast movements bookending slower and more romantic middle movements. Tchaikovsky intended the first movement to be an imitation of Mozart's style, and it was based on the form of the classical sonatina, with a slow introduction. The second movement, Valse, has become a popular piece in its own right.

Sarah Thurlow, Saul Picado, Carla Santos, Nancy Johnson & Miguel Fernandes - Pedro Faria Gomes: Chamber Works (2020) [24/96]

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Sarah Thurlow, Saul Picado, Carla Santos, Nancy Johnson & Miguel Fernandes - Pedro Faria Gomes: Chamber Works (2020) [24/96]

Sarah Thurlow, Saul Picado, Carla Santos, Nancy Johnson & Miguel Fernandes - Pedro Faria Gomes: Chamber Works (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:08:20 | 1.18 Gb
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This selection of chamber music by leading Portuguese composer Pedro Faria Gomes was written between 2007 and 2018. The works encompass themes of memory, change and waiting, with the concept of time being a central preoccupation. Though he has drawn on music from his country’s folk traditions – in Memória and in the Sonata – it is always with new harmonic insights and subtlety, creating undeniably invigorating additions to contemporary chamber music repertoire.

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg & Fabrice Bollon - Magnard: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (2020) [24/48]

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Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg & Fabrice Bollon - Magnard: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (2020) [24/48]

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg & Fabrice Bollon - Magnard: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:08:47 | 718 mb
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The tragic death of Albéric Magnard, killed defending his home against German troops in 1914, brought a premature end to the composer’s life but not before he had completed four powerfully expressive symphonies (the Third and Fourth are on 8.574082). Symphony No. 1, with its strangely beautiful chorale, was first performed in 1893 but was then not heard again for a century. Symphony No. 2 caused a scandal at its premiere due to its length and complexity, but in its revised version offers radiant serenity and a dazzling confidence that reveals Magnard’s true compositional voice.

Ionella Marinutsa, Mikhail Suguko - Tishchenko: Complete Works for Harp (2020) [24-48]

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Ionella Marinutsa, Mikhail Suguko - Tishchenko: Complete Works for Harp (2020) [24-48]

Ionella Marinutsa, International Parisian Symphony Orchestra & Mikhail Suguko - Tishchenko: Complete Works for Harp (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 53:22 | 510 mb
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Boris Tishchenko, often considered to be the direct musical heir of Shostakovich, maintained a prolific output across all genres. The concise vocal trios – one written in memory of the composer’s brother – are alternately plaintive and urgent. The five movements of the Harp Concerto are played without pause, and the work is significant for expanding the harp’s expressive range and requiring the soloist to alternate between two instruments.